Spotlight: United Kingdom & Ireland
The Estée Lauder Companies UK & Ireland is the number one prestige beauty company in the UK where our brands are sold in more than 4,000 doors. In 1960, our first overseas account was launched in Harrods, the prestigious store in London, helping to establish the United Kingdom & Ireland as a core market.
In the UK & Ireland there are approximately 10,000 employees and the company was recently ranked among the top ten organizations in Bloomberg’s Best Employers UK 2016 survey. In 2015 Chris Good, President, UK & Ireland (left), spearheaded the move to the new One Fitzroy headquarters in London which houses 500 employees along with operations, an innovation lab and training facilities.
The West End is also home to Jo Malone London’s iconic 18th century Georgian townhouse, which features design studios, boardrooms and a salon. A hi-tech distribution center at Kite’s Croft in Hampshire includes 160,000 square feet of warehouse and office space for 300 staff.
The UK & Ireland is committed to initiatives including M·A·C VIVA GLAM, Bobbi Brown’s PrettyPowerful, Jo Malone London’s Garden Goodness, Breast Cancer Awareness, Kiss it Better for childhood cancer research and Aveda’s Earth Month. Other charities supported by the region include Smart Works, The Blue Marine Foundation, Trees for Cities and Global Re-Leaf. The Wellness & Harmonisation Programme for employees includes yoga and pilates classes and nutritionist-designed menus at the staff restaurants.